TowerXchange Meetup Africa Wraps Up Today


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Meetup Africa will end today in Johannesburg, following a series of panels on a variety of topics affecting the African market.  

The issues being covered following the keynote address on reducing MTN’s carbon footprint are:

Driving Efficiencies in Site Operations

Operational experts share their experiences in bringing new efficiencies to sites to improve site uptime and reduce opex

  • Moderator: Spencer Crawford White, CTO, Delmec
  • Siphile Sibaya, Manager, Site Infrastructure, MTN
  • Roy Cursley, Group Director of PMO, Helios Towers
  • Salah Medawar, COO, ieng Group
  • Taona Jakashira, Head of Power Operations, Econet Wireless

Technology spotlight: How can the supply chain best support efficiency gains?

Select equipment and service providers share their views on where the supply chain can make the biggest impact on site operations.

  • Wu Haijun, VP of Energy Product Department, Huawei
  • Rani Ariss, Vice President, EMEA, Acsys
  • Miloud Abdelilah, Managing Director, Eltek
  • Carita Tissari da Costa, Sales Director, Flexenclosure
  • Shunsuke Komoto, Industrial Batteries & Power Sources Business Unit, GS Yuasa

Focus session: The rise of ESCO model in sub-Saharan Africa

Current and forecast sites under ESCO management, how the business model and investment landscape has evolved and what does the future hold?

  • Moderator: Kieron Osmotherly, Founder & CEO, TowerXchange
  • Charles Henry DuPrez, Managing Director, Off-Grid Renewable Energy, Voltalia
  • Sebastian Martin, Group Chief Commercial and Business Development Officer, Camusat/ Aktivco
  • Ofer Ahiraz, CEO, Energy Vision
  • Khaled Habbal, VP & COO, IPT Power

October 10, 2018